Authors: Guohai Zhang; Huibin Sun
Addresses: School of Agricultural Engineering and Food Science, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo 255000, Shangdong, China ' Key Laboratory of Contemporary Design and Integrated Manufacturing Technology, Ministry of Education, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710072, China
Abstract: The cutting tool industrial product-service system (ct-iPSS) integrates intangible cutting services with physical cutting tools to satisfy consumers' cutting/machining requirements. It realises a win-win situation for cutting tool service consumers, cutting tool manufacturers and the third-party cutting tool service providers. However, the study on ct-iPSS is insufficient when some significant topics are still pending. In this paper, the in-process cutting tool condition monitoring service is integrated in the improved ct-iPSS model. A more precise cutting tool demand prediction service is enabled on the basis of in-process cutting tool reaming useful life prediction service. The used cutting tool collection routes are optimised together with the new cutting tool delivery routes. The total delivery/collection cost is minimised systematically to enable a more feasible ct-iPSS. A scenario is presented to verify these services. The ct-iPSS's feasibility and practicality are enhanced by the improved ct-iPSS model.
Keywords: industrial product-service system; PSS; cutting tool service; machining condition monitoring.
International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services, 2018 Vol.5 No.1, pp.51 - 66
Received: 03 Jan 2017
Accepted: 21 Oct 2017
Published online: 19 Mar 2018 *